Going for Gold

When it comes to a little bit of bling I’m top to toe (or ear to ankle) in silver, but there is something about sun kissed skin that just cries out for a drenching in gold.

People tend to sit in one camp or the other when it comes to a favourite metallic hue, that might be because of the watch you wear or the colour of your wedding rings, but it’s always good to switch things up a little, hell even mixing our metals.

Here’s some gold star worthy street styling, courtesy of the style set.

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The choice is yours, multi layered, big and bold or simple and sleek there are lots of ways to go for gold this summer, so will you be budgeting for a big money splurge or a wallet friendly injection of fast fashion?  Whatever your selection here are a few of my favs to bag you gold medal status in the style stakes.

Maxed Out

When it comes to bottoms, and I mean the kind you put on over your legs to cover your actual bottom, you’re either a trousers or a skirt kinda girl.  I definitely have both legs firmly in the trouser camp, but when it comes to summer styling and the warmer weather I relent of course (as long as I’ve remembered to shave my legs)!

My skirt of choice has to be swishy and floor sweeping, and when mumma duties call, a maxi skirt is the only way forward.  I love that boho vibe I get from wearing something floaty, it gives me a lovely feeling of freedom (and desire to twirl), but if your more of a rock chick or want to play at being Princess for the day there is a maxi for every mood….See below

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I guarantee you have a maxi skirt hanging around your wardrobe somewhere, take inspiration from above and maybe wear it in a way you’ve not tried before, that could be with a rock tee and trainers or smart shirt and stilettos.  But, if you want an update on this look for SS17 look out for wrap front, waterfall styles – also great for flashing that tanned flash if you’re off on hols.

As always, here are a few of my favs whether it’s tulle, chiffon or denim, floral prints to thigh-high splits you’re after in a must-have maxi.

 

Summer Jacket Styles

I don’t know about you but this constant chop and change in the ‘summer’ weather throws me and my wardrobe into a sweaty spin.  Since having kids I seem to heat up faster than a heat seeking missile if I have too many layers on.   So, when the warmer weather finally arrives I love not having to wear a big jacket, but as we all know, you can’t trust the good old British weather, so having a little summer jacket you can throw on in a down poor is a must!

There are a few ways to wear a light weight jacket this season, here are my top four.

The Trophy Jacket – Big, bold, embroidered or embellished.  It’s nothing new, but they just seem to get better and better. Buy wisely and you’ll have a gorgeous little number that will see you through season after season.

The Denim Jacket – Denim is just keeps going from strength to strength.  A staple that you can layer up or down, keep clean and simple or use it to tap into more of the seasons’ big trends.

The Shaket –  Yep, you know, the hybrid of a jacket and shirt and what’s not to love about a little bit of khaki.  One of the easiest and chicest ways to wear a summer jacket with a subtle nod to military styling.

The Leather Biker – No jacket round up is complete without the leather biker.  If you normally keep yours to the confines of your winter wardrobe DON’T, or if you’re feeling brave, now is the time branch out into brights or pastel colours.

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Looking at that gorgeous lot I think I’ll now be adding more than one to my summer wardrobe!  If you have a bit of cash to splash it’s definitely worth investing in a leather. I’m loving the lighter, brighter hues hitting the high street at the mo, but whatever your budget here are some of my favs from all four styles, just waiting to be swung over your shoulders.

B-Ball Style

So my obsession of all things sports luxe is nothing new, I’ve blogged about it on various occasions and I’m always happy to see sporty styles appear on the catwalk season after season.

Edging on the urban side of sports luxe there is something I love so much about a basketball vest.  Maybe it’s that iconic ‘Carrie’ look from SATC, so good I’ve had to include it twice in my inspo images (just so you can get the full effect), or maybe it’s because when you want to do a dressed down look that still runs high in the style stakes it’s a great grab-and-go top (or dress if you’re brave enough).  It seems to be fav outfit option for the off-duty model and who’s going to argue with Cara or Jourdan?!

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It might be worth a rummage in your other half’s gym kit draw to see if he has a jersey you can ‘borrow’, then you get to try before you buy and what’s not to love about the over-sized look.  But, you do run the risk of his vest swamping you, especially if you’re similar in stature to mini mouse and your man is built like the Hulk, so I’ve pulled together a few of my favs that are a little friendly on the female form.

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